Speaking to mark the occasion of the beginning of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
, when Israeli forces conquered East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, a leading Hamas terrorist condemned Israel.
The Palestinians who graduated from schools and colleges in Palestine found work in many other Arab countries, following the exodus after the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israeli wars
TEHRAN (FNA)- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Israel to end its occupation of the Palestinian lands, in a statement marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
In a statement released on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War, Guterres said, "Today marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, which resulted in Israel's occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians.
Of 4,000 Jews left at the time of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, only 100 remained by the time Moammar Gadaffi took power in 1969.
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War
marked the failure of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations' efforts to prevent renewed Arab-Israeli conflict following the 1956 Suez War.
Siniver documents that Eban achieved many substantial diplomatic victories in Israel's service, including securing the initiation of economic aid for Israel in the 1950s, negotiating the first sale of American tanks and fighter jets to Israel during the 1960s, and rallying the Johnson administration's diplomatic support for Israel during and after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
The main sticking point seemed to be a Palestinian demand that Israel agree to negotiate on condition that the borders of a future Palestinian state would be based on boundaries drawn before a 1967 Arab-Israeli war
On the other hand, Russia offered to take over the place of Austrian peacekeepers in the Golan Heights - under Israeli occupation since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
So far, the water-related disputes that have arisen in places such as the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia have been relatively restrained, with countries relying on diplomacy to sort out their differences (although there are some who argue that the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
was about water, and Syria and Iraq have fought minor skirmishes over the Euphrates River).
But Hamas chief Khaled Meshl, visiting the Gaza Strip for the first time, struck a hard line against recognizing Israel or negotiating with it for a state on the lines pre-dating the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, just as Fatah's Abbas pledged himself to diplomacy and non-violence.
After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, which marked the dissolution of a pan-Arab identity, many Palestinians came to feel that their struggle was theirs alone.